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Redmond recognizes outgoing councilmembers and mayor

Councilmembers Hank Myers and Hank Margeson and Mayor John Marchione all served in their current positions for 12 years.

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January

Lawmakers aim to act on guns and pot, taxes and apples

There’s a wide range of subjects they hope to address when the 2020 session begins next month.

Media day at OMF to show off the first Siemens Link light rail vehicle June 19, 2019. File photo

King, Pierce county officials want answers on Sound Transit fare enforcement disparities

The transit agency reported in October that black riders were more likely than others to get fined.

Media day at OMF to show off the first Siemens Link light rail vehicle June 19, 2019. File photo
Community leaders at the groundbreaking ceremony of Capella at Esterra Park on Dec. 11. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Redmond breaks ground for Capella at Esterra Park

Capella at Esterra Park will relieve severe shortage of affordable housing on the Eastside.

Community leaders at the groundbreaking ceremony of Capella at Esterra Park on Dec. 11. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Despite concerns, homelessness authority moves toward final Seattle vote

Seattle’s homelessness committee aligned the city’s plan with King County’s.

King County’s current climate action plan was adopted in 2015 and has provided a blueprint for reducing emissions and preparing for climate change. File photo

King County approves environmental justice provision

An update to the King County climate action plan should include an environmental justice framing as it’s developed over the coming months. The King County… Continue reading

King County’s current climate action plan was adopted in 2015 and has provided a blueprint for reducing emissions and preparing for climate change. File photo

Homelessness authority approved by King County, awaits Seattle vote

The agreement would consolidate emergency services for people experiencing homelessness.

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Council approves $600,000 to increase security at King County Courthouse

The funding will be split evenly between increasing deputies, security and social services.

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Outcomes report shows positives of Redmond Community Court

And potential plans to create similar courts in Bellevue, Auburn and Shoreline.

Victims, law enforcement speak about King County Courthouse conditions

An entrance to the courthouse was closed after an assault.

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)

King County Council approves controversial winery, brewery ordinance

After five years, the county has updated regulations surrounding alcohol production and tasting.

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)
The Redmond pool improvements project included a pool lining. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Phase one of Redmond pool project is underway

Phase one to be completed by February 2020.

The Redmond pool improvements project included a pool lining. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Suspect wanted after multiple robberies

Public’s help sought in identifying a man caught on security footage.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)

Tenant advocates prepare for another push in Olympia

Following wins in Burien and Federal Way, just cause evictions are on the 2020 Legislative agenda.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)
Varisha Khan secured Redmond City Council Pos. 1. Photo courtesy of Varisha Khan

Varisha Khan secures Redmond council Pos. 1 in recount

Recounts took place in Redmond, Mercer Island and Bothell.

  • Dec 6, 2019
Varisha Khan secured Redmond City Council Pos. 1. Photo courtesy of Varisha Khan
Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond 
                                Large scale stucco removal towards the back of the building reveals extensive damage.
Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond 
                                Large scale stucco removal towards the back of the building reveals extensive damage.

Drunk man crashes Buick into 7-Eleven | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Nov. 18-24.

  • Dec 5, 2019
Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Wildfire response: State unveils funding legislation proposal

Last year, Department of Natural Resources responded to record number of wildfires.

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Bellevue’s new homelessness coordinator modeled off Redmond position

Stephanie Martinez will work to connect people with the resources availabile to them.